Crime tour of Rome - in Rome - LikeALocal Guide

Crime tour of Rome


38 EUR

Journey back in time to the dark side of Rome! Discover the alleyways where influential politicians were kidnapped and murdered. Walk through piazzas where public executions took place. Gruesome stories from the past will come alive during this tour!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Book your tour now! It was such a fun time walking through the town and hearing all about the crimes that took place in this city. Michelle was so knowledgeable and funny! One of the BEST things we did on our vacation!
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Reviewed by Stacia


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Rome's lesser-known history and dark secrets
  • Insider tips from a local

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We begin the tour at 6pm at Piazza della Minerva, next to the Pantheon – where Galileo Galilei was trialled and held liable for blasphemy.

We then head towards Largo Argentina, where you’ll learn about the exact location of Julius Cesar's assassination – one of Rome's most famous crime scenes.

In the Jewish Ghetto, you’ll hear about the many atrocities that occurred during the Nazi occupation in WWII. We’ll then walk to Campo de Fiori, a popular spot for tourists, which was the site of many public executions.

You’ll be captivated by the stories your guide will share with you about these dark chapters in Rome’s history!

The tour includes a coffee break at one of the best cafes in Rome, giving you a chance to rest your feet and use the bathroom. We end the tour next to a taxi stand where your guide will gladly help you with any other questions or recommendations.

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What’s included & not included

  • Coffee break
  • Visual aids to enhance the experience
  • transportation

Meeting point

Meeting point at Piazza della Minerva on the far left of the stairs leading into the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (piazza della minerva 42)

Reviews from travellers (14)


Interesting and informative
We had already spent a week in Rome seeing all of the “headline” sites. This tour was a fantastic end to the trip — a great walking tour through some less known sites and some that we had seen but with new perspective on the events that happened there. I would highly recommend it.
Definitely worth the time and money!
Our tour guide Mike was awesome! He was so knowledgeable about the history behind these dark happenings and his method of storytelling was captivating! Being my second trip to Rome, I was insearch of the unconventional. This was it!
If you are thinking about doing this tour, DO IT. You won't be disappointed!
Michele was great!
I took this tour on my last night in Rome and I think it was a really cool way to end my time in the city. Michele was my guide and he was very informative and explained the crime events that took place really well, with a lot of detail and passion. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city as it gives a different perspective of Rome. I loved every moment of it!
Best tour ever!
We looked for something unique, not just a tour of the Colosseum and the normal stuff that everyone sees. It was the best tour we took part in. The guide was unbelievable, with knowledge that doesn't end. He is a true Roman and you can tell he loves his town. He also speaks English fluently, and it is easy to understand him. We ended the tour in the BEST caffe in rome! I would have never come across this bar without our guide!
The best tour ever !!
I've been to traditional walking tours and alternative ones in the past, but this tour is unique. Fiona, my guide, managed to wrap everything together in an elegant way, so you get the history, culture, politics, religion, art, food explained in the most interested way whereas the crime stories are just the backline story. I cannot think of a better way to experience Rome. You don't want to miss this tour, trust me !
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